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  • Jim Sullivan
    Helene, Thanks for the magazines. I received them in the mail. The picture of your mom was neat. She looks great. Glad to hear she is doing so good. I will
    Message 1 of 7 , Apr 21, 2008
      Helene, Thanks for the magazines. I received them in the mail. The picture of your mom was neat. She looks great. Glad to hear she is doing so good.
      I will mail you my subscription and check.
      Thanks again.
      Jim



      ----- Original Message -----
      From: helene cincebeaux
      To: Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Tuesday, April 15, 2008 4:37 PM
      Subject: Re: [Slovak-World] Re:Question about an old custom


      oh boy - i think we really are related - it just hit
      me - you are a Sullivan - was your grandmother Mary
      Barina Sullivan? from the Triple Cities - she lived in
      Johnson City. Do you have a relative Terry who married
      John Fox - If so Hi cousin!!!!

      helene

      --- Jim Sullivan <jsulliv4@...> wrote:

      > Hi all. I am new to the group. Is there anyone in
      > this group old enough to recall this custom.
      > I have a question regarding a custom about 50 yrs
      > ago when I was a small boy.
      >
      > My mother used to take us what I think was called
      > schlahating?? (phonetic) at around Spring/Easter
      > Time. We would get pussy willow branches,
      > twist/braid them, and then go to visit some old
      > ladies. We would hit them (gently) with the switch
      > and they would give us some money
      > (pennies,nickel,dime,quarter).
      >
      > Any idea of what this custom means? What it was and
      > any reasoning?? Maybe some of the facts as I
      > remember them are unrelated.
      >
      > Any suggestions as to where to find an answer if you
      > are not familiar with this??
      >
      > Thanks in advance.
      >
      > Regards,
      > Jim S.
      >
      > Mother's Slovak name - Barina
      >
      >
      >
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      >
      >

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